Sources of Health Financing and Health Outcomes: A Panel Data Analysis

SMU Economics & Statistics Working Paper No. 13-2017

39 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2017

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Tomoki Fujii

Singapore Management University - School of Economics

Date Written: September 20, 2017

Abstract

We study the differential impacts of public and private sources of health spending on health outcomes using a triple difference approach. We find that private health spending has on average a higher health-promoting effect than public health spending. This result is robust with respect to the choice of outcome measure and covariates in the regression and driven primarily by the countries with ineffective governments. Once we restrict our sample to countries with effective governments, private health spending is no better than public health spending for improving the health outcome.

Keywords: Child Mortality Rate, Life Expectancy at Birth, Health Spending

JEL Classification: I10, I15, I18

Suggested Citation

Fujii, Tomoki, Sources of Health Financing and Health Outcomes: A Panel Data Analysis (September 20, 2017). SMU Economics & Statistics Working Paper No. 13-2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3047674 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3047674

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